Two Manchester United players top list of highest earning footballers per minute played

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Manchester United stars, Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba have dominated the list of the highest paid footballers based on minutes played on the pitch.

Sanchez spent approximately 10 hours on the pitch last season, and earned £31,416 for each minute.

This means that the Chilean made nearly £1.9 million every hour, and an estimated £20 million in all.

Pogba, on the other hand, earned £28,735 for each minute he spent on the pitch last season, which translates into just a little above £1.7 million every hour.

To be fair, both players didn’t play enough because they suffered injuries at some points during the season, but seeing just now much money the club had to part with despite their limited times on pitch explains why United are so desperate to offload Sanchez.

Meanwhile, it’s important to add that Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Cristiano Ronaldo, are also all on this list of highest earning footballers per minute played.